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"Northrop Grumman IT is a great place to work as long as you are covered on a contract."

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Current Employee - Software Development V in Fairborn, OH
Current Employee - Software Development V in Fairborn, OH
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Pros

Pay, benefits, flexible work hours. Interesting and challenging work. Decent tools. The pension plan is one of the few I'm aware of within the industry. 401k offers matching up to 3 or 4%. They are now offering a health plan named Lumenos by Blue Cross Blue Shield which my family has really liked. Its the best health care plan I have had in many years. Company is making an effort to standardize across all organizations.

Cons

Company is very segmented making the work environment inconsistent between organizations and programs. People can be parochial resisting looking outside of their immediate work groups. This makes moving between organizations more difficult.

Advice to Management

You are slipping into a bodyshop mentality. You say how important retention is but the people who execute the business (line management) are not incentivised to pick up people from projects that are ending. For example, I see people let go because of contracts ending yet other organizations hiring from the outside at the same time.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

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    "Space Technology allows a healthy work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Manhattan Beach, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Space Park has a flexible work schedule. The 9/80 schedule means employees work 80 hours over 9 working days instead of the standard 10 days. This allows every other Friday to be an off-Friday giving employees 3-day weekends every other weekend. Also, there is an option to telework on a regular, part-time, or ad-hoc basis. Everyone is allowed to telework if their job responsibilities can still be performed and they have manager approval.

    Cons

    Northrop Grumman is a big company so it has the big company mentality. In terms of engineering, there is a focus on modifying successful designs from the past rather than creating new, innovative designs for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Management should make the office environment more inviting. Many of the buildings are outdated and seem unchanged from their original construction in the '60s and '70s. They should also expand on the technical rotation programs to help newer employees find their niche.


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    "NG not bad for defense work."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, and salary are all very nice. It's a great first job for any engineer. Rotational assignments are a possibility when starting as well. There are a myriad of different job types, job locations, and people that you will work with at NG. Chances are, you'll find your niche while working there. The work environment is minimally stressful as well. Defense schedules are generally more drawn out and forgiving then private industry engineering. The work/life balance is quality as well as NG allows for a 9/80 schedule and very flexible work hours (depending on your immediate manager). Benefits, vacation, etc. are all comparable to other defense contractors.

    Cons

    Morally, you are part of the enormous war-making machine that is the defense industry. Also, at a company the size of NG, feeling like an employee number is typical.

    Advice to Management

    Look for new exciting business!

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